Picture Prompt#10

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The voice in my head

The voice in my head, getting irritating by the seconds,

Echoes and ricochets within my insipid brain.

Commands me nothing; but presents itself;

With cool, irrefutable logic…

That which cannot be denied-

Never

“You are nobody unless you become someone”

“You’re nothingness gift wrapped poorly”

“Made presentable by the layers of soft skin and abundant hair”

“You are nihility, nullity best described…”

“You’re a void, caved inside out”

Always

The voice does not stop no matter what,

No amount of threats, requests or pleading could make it go away.

Insanity or even death would have been a better option;

Than to endure the voice…

Questions of existentialism now pose before me-

Confusing

Like mannequins, only fluid,

Rendered capable by the voice maybe

“You wake up, you lie down

And in between, you become somebody else…”

“You are just a puppet, in the stringed hands of the master”

Playing/Dancing

“You’re clay, in the skilled hands of an adept potter”

“You are venom, for someone else”

I laugh, I cry

All my thoughts run dry-

As the voice calls me out, reaches out to me

Whispering

“You’re as idiotic as your resume describes you”

“Spending hours in front of televised propaganda,

The insignia of a democratic republic”

So one day I start following its commands…

I’m just another lump of clay-

Molded

The voice, my potter,

Or maybe the voice is a different version of myself.

My sleepy conscience, which decided to wake up;

Once and for all…

The days pass, I’m a servant of it-

Subservient

Anarchal mischief coursing through my blood,

I’m what the voice tells me to do

I’m him as he is mine.

© Biswadeep

Image courtesy-

The guy on the chair drawing- Satyaki Sarkar

Digitized Brain- Will O Lamp

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